Some ideas come from “out of the blue.”  For Jennifer Greenleaf, opening a decidedly western motif boutique came out of a variation of that hue, as in turquoise.


 

   Some ideas come from “out of the blue.”  For Jennifer Greenleaf, opening a decidedly western motif boutique came out of a variation of that hue, as in turquoise.

  Having opened the Turquoise Ranch in the lower level of Greensburg’s Business Incubator earlier this month, Greenleaf said she came up with the name for a couple of reasons.

   “My family lives on a ranch (about five miles northeast of Greensburg) and that’s our lifestyle,” Greenleaf said.  “Plus I read somewhere that turquoise is the color of the year fashion-wise and I’ve always liked it as a color, so that’s pretty much it.”

   Having set up “fender booths” at area rodeos over the years and organized various women’s events, Greenleaf she began to seriously consider opening her own place last April after having worked as the business manager for the local car dealership the previous two years.  She talked at the time to Greensburg City Administrator Steve Hewitt about availability of space.

   “He told me there’d be a space opening up soon where they paint store was closing, so I decided that was where I’d be,” Greenleaf said.

   Walking around Greenleaf’s store leaves the casual observer scratching his head for a ready description.

  “It’s just a really unique store, I think,” Greenleaf said.  “I’ve got women’s clothing, western and other styles. And the jewelry and décor items are western in nature.”

   Another distinction is the creative use of such staples of yesteryears’ rural life as old wooden screen doors and wire garden gates from which items are hung from the walls.

  As for her future plans, Greenleaf is not at a loss for words.

   “I’d love to expand into surrounding towns someday,” she said.  “Expansion would be great.  I’m hoping to need a bigger space soon.  That would be great.”

    That is, after all, what an Incubator is for.